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The CARLA summer institutes listed below are primarily targeted at K–12 and postsecondary foreign/world language educators and language teacher educators. In many cases, the institutes are also appropriate for ESL/EFL teachers, but most are not appropriate for the special needs of immersion educators.

7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019
When: July 15-19, 2019
Where: University of Minnesota
Northrop Crosby Room
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
United States

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Creativity in the Language Classroom: Fostering Student Learning Through Creative Language Experiences
July 15–19, 2019

Presenters: Anne Cummings Hlas and Amy Young

Creativity is a way of thinking about learning and teaching that emphasizes collaboration, problem-solving, intrinsic motivation, discovery, and an openness to new ideas. Designed for world language, ESL, and immersion teachers who want to promote creativity in their classroom while simultaneously improving learner's target language proficiency, this institute will examine the connection between multilingualism and creativity, and explore strategies to increase engagement in the classroom. Strategies will emphasize auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile learning through novel student-centered projects, targeting language objectives at each student's interest and readiness level. Teachers will also learn how to inspire creativity in their students and integrate it meaningfully into daily lesson plans.

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